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Venetian Light & Life-From Within: A 11-Day Digital Photo Workshop

September 12-22, 2014  Check for other dates
F, Sa, Su, M, Tu, W and Th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
George Jardine
$4400  Fee Breakdown


Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description

Join George Jardine, former Adobe Pro evangelist at Adobe Systems, in Venice for a power-packed digital photography workshop, designed to strengthen technique and skill and to nurture years of creative inspiration. Participants learn the fundamentals of shooting RAW file images as well as Lightroom 5’s extensive capabilities for image editing, organization, and optimization (anybody preferring to use Photoshop over Lightroom can do so). Jardine helps you expand your photographic vision and perfect your technique in sessions that offer demonstrations, assignments, presentations, field trips,and group critiques. Participants create their most compelling images as we explore all aspects of Venice. We cruise the golden-hued lagoon to visit secret gardens and private venues. We dine at the famous Gatto Nero Ristorante on the island of Burano and indulge in Venice’s signature tapas and wine treats, cicchetti e ombre. This 11-day immersion in Italian life, landscape, art, and food provides priceless photography and visual stories to last a lifetime. Lodging (double occupancy with private bath and breakfasts) is at a private, fully modernized Renaissance cultural center in culture-rich Dorsoduro, with inner courtyards, gardens, air-conditioned interiors, and Internet. Or, for a supplement, participants can choose to stay at a nearby three-star luxury hotel.

The workshop fee of $4,400 includes lodging, welcome reception and dinner, classroom tuition, critiques, private consults with instructor and assistants, field trips, free boat transportation on the vaporetti, lunch on Burano, and a banquet on the last evening. Double rooms for single use are available to early registrants on request, for a supplemental fee of $1,200. The guest/companion fee is $3,400. A nonrefundable $500 tuition deposit is required upon registration. Full payment is due by July 1, 2014.

Please note: While our workshop attracts everybody from passionate amateurs to working professionals, we highly recommend having at least one year of experience with a computer. The visiting artist and guest instructor may change without notice. This workshop was originated by Holly Smith Pedlosky, Founder and Director Emerita of Italy Photo Workshops.

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